• Lot 103

    Patek Philippe. A stainless steel openface keyless lever watch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 737, MOVEMENT NO. 881'501, CASE NO. 508'068, MANUFACTURED IN 1942

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    Patek Philippe. A stainless steel openface keyless lever watch
    Signed Patek Philippe, ref. 737, movement no. 881'501, case no. 508'068, manufactured in 1942
    Cal. 17''' 210 nickel-finished jewelled lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, bimetallic compensation balance, micrometer regulator, silvered dial, applied stainless steel dot and Arabic numerals, engine-turned subsidiary seconds, circular case, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed
    45 mm. diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial and raised steel hour markers in 1942 and its subsequent sale on 8 April 1943.

    To the best of our knowledge, this watch has never been offered in public before and is furthermore the only example of a reference 737 in stainless steel to appear in public to date.

    Reference 737 was introduced into the market around 1942 and was made in a very small series only.